They are great little dogs to live with.
They love nothing more than being centre of attention and are the funniest little characters to be around.
Pugs are at their happiest curled up on your lap or with their heads in their food dish! They are extremely loving and affectionate and love being around people.
They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time as they are companion dogs.
Living with a pug is relatively easy, however, they do require a little extra care than other breeds.
Care and attention should be spent on the fold of skin across the face.
Above and underneath the fold must be cleaned and thoroughly dried on a regular basis to prevent bacterial build up leading to skint infections.
Care must also be taken to protect the eyes as they can easily become scratched or damaged when playing with other dogs/walking through woodland etc.
I must also warn you, pugs shed like crazy (fawn sheds more than black).
Their hairs get everywhere and wearing black becomes out of the question! I hope you enjoy vaccuming lol.
Another thing I feel I should mention is the snoring.
They are the nosiest little devils! Just like any breed of dog, buying from a reputable breeder who health screens their dogs reduces the risk of your pup being ill.
However, pugs stand a greater risk of developing problems, especially with their breathing.
Buying a cheap pug from a BYB maybe cheaper initially, but you will be forever at the vets due to the poor condition the pup has been raised in and the ill-health of the mother before and during breeding/whelping.
My pug *touch wood* doesn't have any of the serious issues than can be common in pugs, but he does suffer terribly with his skin which has cost me around £1500-£2000 this year alone in vet bills! Not cheap! Pugs generally do not require a lot of exercise, however, I think my dog is an exception! You should try and take them out everyday, a few times a day if possible.
My dog requires a total of 1 hours 20 minutes exercise a day just to be comfortable.
He gets a lot more on a weekend.
This being said, they seem to enjoy short bursts of strenuous exercise but do not make good jogging/hikinh partners.
You need to give a pug enough exercise and monitor food intake carefully as they easily become overweight.
Overall, they are a fantastic little breed.
This is my first pug and I can quite confidently say I will always own a pug from now on.